Weekly Tribes 2018: teachheart.org

 Here is another resource you definitely want to have on hand, to teach students to be caring and compassionate toward people, animals, and our planet. Each guide contains lessons and activities with all student materials included and ready to use.  Free to download. View the table of contents for the Justice for All Guide and prepare to be amazed and […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Down Quotes

Put Downs. They are prevalent and resistant.   Check out this website for some inspiring quotes and possible writing topics. https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/down

Weekly Tribes 2018: Knowledge vs. Thinking

Here is 6 minutes of Neil deGrasse Tyson, reminding us that it is far more important to know HOW to think, rather than what to think.  Thank you Neil.

Weekly Tribes 2018: Kick Me

I know this doesn’t sound very Tribes-like, but I have your attention!  This site comes from Jonathan, an English teacher in Melbourne, Australia, and current student in the Tribes Basic Online Course (BOC).  Along with ‘Kick Me’ there are many other Tribes-like strategies for interactive learning.   The K20 Center provides short, sharp explanations of […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Make it Great

…and what better way than seeing Tribes featured in an Edutopia article, lest we forget the power of positivity!

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Tribes isn’t a program…

Steve Thune, a teacher in Iowa, recently sent this letter to tribes@tribes.com and it is definitely worth the read.  This time of year can get pretty busy and maybe you want to take a moment to read and reflect on your own ‘Tribes Trail’, and all that you do for your students, just by modeling […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Circles

This particular link (submitted by Terry, a former student in the Tribes Basic Online Course) is 4 minutes of affirmation and information on why and how meeting in a community circle can change everything.  Notice there are several other great links to learn more about Restorative Circles. It is never too late to implement a community […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Power of Positivity

It’s October, and a time for the stage of ‘Influence’.  How we influence one another, and are influenced by what and who surrounds us. This one minute video gives a perspective and reminder of what we do, or not, to create positivity in our lives. Reflect. Appreciate. Be kind.

Weekly Tribes 2018-2017: Name Poem for Tribes

You all know the Name Poem for personal names…what if you use Tribes as the topic and incorporate what is happening in your classroom or school because of it? [You may or may not know that the fires in Northern California are right where the home of Tribes is.  Jeanne Gibbs and surrounding family were […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: From a Broken Past to a Bright Future

This comes from Amina, a teacher in Kuwait, and a student in the current Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course). Supporting the Tribes agreements, this is a four-minute video based on a Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold, metaphorically of starting again and becoming stronger, beautiful and unique. Students not only need to appreciate […]